Below is a summary of breaking sports news.
Tennis-Hurkacz beats Medvedev for Halle title, beats Wimbledon warning
Pole Hubert Hurkacz showed his Wimbledon credentials on Sunday, beating world number one Daniil Medvedev 6-1, 6-4 to win the ATP 500 grass court tournament in Halle, Germany. World No. 12 Hurkacz defeated Medvedev and Roger Federer en route to the semi-finals at Wimbledon last year and showed he will once again be a force to be reckoned with when the championships begin on June 27.
Swimming Americans Huske, Dressel driving butterfly gold at World Championships
American Torri Huske narrowly missed setting a world record in the 100m butterfly at the World Swimming Championships in Budapest on Sunday, while compatriot and seven-time Olympic champion Caeleb Dressel won the 50m butterfly. Huske was ahead of the world record time in the final 50m but eventually finished in 55.64 seconds – just 0.16 seconds off.
Swimming FINA votes to limit transgender participation in elite women’s competitions
World swimming governing body FINA voted on Sunday to limit the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s competitions and set up a working group to create an “open” category for them at some events as part of its new policy. Transgender rights have become a major talking point as sport seeks to balance inclusivity while ensuring no unfair advantage is gained.
Golf-US Open runner-up Zatoris says big win is at hand
Will Zalatoris narrowly missed out on third-place finish at a major in his young career at the US Open on Sunday but remains confident his day in the winners’ circle will come soon. Zlatoris, who had to land a 14-foot birdie putt on the last hole to force a two-man US Open playoff with England’s Matt Fitzpatrick, watched in disbelief as his ball rolled just to the left of the cup.
Golf-Fitzpatrick wins the US Open with a clutch bunker shot on the last hole
After struggling with shots from fairway bunkers in earlier rounds of the US Open, Matthew Fitzpatrick pulled off the biggest shot of them all on Sunday when it mattered most to get the biggest win of his career. The 27-year-old Englishman reached the final hole at The Country Club outside of Boston by a stroke. With the title in hand, he drove straight into a left fairway bunker.
MLB Roundup: Jack Suwinski drives Pirates past Giants
Jack Suwinski’s third home run of Sunday’s game came in walk-off fashion in the ninth inning as the Pittsburgh Pirates staved off a series win with a 4-3 win over the San Francisco Giants. After the Giants leveled the game at the top of ninth with Thairo Estrada’s solo homer, Suwinski led at the bottom of ninth against Tyler Rogers (0-3) with a shot to the right on a 1-1 pitch. It was Suwinski’s 11th homer, leading all major league rookies.
Explainer – Why the Transgender Judgment of Swimming Matters to the Sports World
The world swimming governing body FINA on Sunday voted in favor of new eligibility rules restricting the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s competitions. The policy is the strictest of any Olympic sporting organization and bans virtually all transgender women who have passed through male puberty from participating in women’s events.
Motorsport-Verstappen keeps Sainz from winning in Canada
Red Bull’s Max Verstappen fended off Carlos Sainz’s onrushing Ferrari to win Sunday’s Canadian Grand Prix and take a 46-point lead in the Formula One World Championship after his 150th race. The 24-year-old Dutchman clinched his 26th career win 0.9 seconds ahead of Spaniard Sainz, who closed the gap thanks to a safety car deployment and put on an exciting final race to catch up.
Swimming-Australia’s Seebohm supports FINA decision on transgender swimmers
Australian Olympic gold medalist Emily Seebohm has welcomed FINA’s decision to limit the participation of transgender athletes in elite women’s swimming, saying the sport can now safely go ahead. FINA made the decision at its Extraordinary General Congress (EGC) on Sunday after members heard a report from a transgender task force made up of leaders in medicine, law and sport.
Tennis-Jabeur wins Berlin title after Bencic is injured
Tunisia’s Ons Jabeur won the second grass court title of her career after reigning Olympic champion Belinda Bencic had to retire injured in the final of the Berlin Open on Sunday. Top seed Jabeur won the opening set 6-3 while Bencic injured his ankle in the last game. The Swiss tried to continue but was eventually forced to retire, with Jabeur leading 2-1 in the second.
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